Friday, October 03, 2008

Friday

Afternoon thread. Here's a message from a biologist friend:

"Hi all, just wanted to report that I saw four eagles, one mature and three juveniles, flying in a line right over Shepherd University and over the new solar house- heading west and very low. Several students saw them too. It was great! Don't know if they were our NCTC birds - no way to tell. Perhaps it was one of our parents and the eaglets from this year flying to their summer roost? Craig Koppie said that it could be or that this is the time of year juveniles from other years at NCTC (under 4-5 years old) and also eagles from other areas are moving around and looking for nesting/ territory sites. "

145 comments:

Red said...

Thanks for the new thread Steve. I'll hollar at the others.

Anne-Marie said...

great news Steve, thanks so much.... I will see you again on the 18th. coming fron California.

Anne-Marie said...

Red are you coming?

Red said...

Nope, Anne Marie, I can't make it this time. And it sure sounds like this will be the best open house ever.

Anne-Marie said...

I am picking up my brother and his wife in Ohio and we are coming together. a road trip this time of year should be beautiful.

Red said...

Yes, Very beautiful. Are you flying part way? I have driven from Alabame to LA and back twice but that was years ago. Don't think I would want to now.

Anne-Marie said...

I am flying to Toledo and then we are driving. I was going to put it off until next year and then thought better of it.

Anne-Marie said...

Red last year I flew into Dulas with my grand daughter and drove to WV and ten to Williamsburg andthen to the air port again. After than nothing could scare me.

Red said...

Ha ha. I know what you mean.

Anne-Marie said...

I thought LA was bad. At least its an organised mess.LOL. It rained in Maryland and I have never been in rain like that before. I couldnt see the lines in the road. I pulled off the road and sat there until the flood left. Its funny now but it wasnt then.

Red said...

Yes, Unless you are familiar with our "gulley washers" they can be frightening.

Anne-Marie said...

going outside to clean up...BBL

magpie said...

Thanks, STEVE for the New Thread and the news about the Eagle Sightings...

I bet they are from the NCTC Family...

Good Friday afternoon, Everyone.
It's not too late to WEAR RED

magpie said...

SISSY - caught the Sea Eagles playing around in the nest very early this morning too, around 12:45 am our time...makes it?? around 7:45 their time?

Glad they are coming around again.

Sure wish I had seen the Hoody Party!

xo

Red said...

I've only seen one hoody at a time there. I missed the party too.

magpie said...

I just put five more pictures on the Sea Eagles album on the Momsters page....including two Hoody pics on too and one of a speedboat this morning...

I've seen as many as Three, RED, but never four like our folks saw yesterday.

TTFN - gotta move away from the desk for a little bit.

movin said...

Again, you might have seen it, but there's a new update to Mason's Journal this afternoon.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

magpie said...

YES, MOVIN...BUT THANKS FOR THE REMINDER!

magpie said...

Question: Did anyone capture a picture of the Hoody Party and if so can you send it along?

Thanks !

Now, Really, TTFN...

magpie said...

Darn It! I was not truthful!

ISS ill be out starting Saturday for the next six days... at least, hereabouts, in the evening.

And the Baby Moon will be one day older, higher, and bigger tonight...and everyday hereafter..

CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR THE REPORT OF THE NCTC AND CLARION VISIT !!
Will have to catch it after my Long Panda Nap...

xo

movin said...

Interesting sighting from Steve's biologist friend...

I doubt it was all 3 juvies and one of our pair at this late in the season.

It was probably migrants, maybe trying to sample some of that good fishing on the Potomac ... Liberty could pick up some change guiding fishing groups in the off season.

Hahaha.


C(°ٿ°)D

Jim

movin said...

NO ISLAND REPORT

nEW report from Steph today. Good pictures, but I think the crew needs to visit the local library and get a new book on trapping Bald Eagles. LOL.

Jim

paula eagleholic said...

Ha Ha Jim

Fish crow looking for leftovers at BWO

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Wow, how cool is that! Thanks Steve. I want to think that is our babies and momma helping them find their way.

magpie said...

NORMA:
I forwarded the Yellow Warbler story to my naturalist guru up at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in New York, he reported back:

" Millions of birds are killed each year that way, especially by
skyscrapers and communication towers with lights on them. There are new cell phone towers being erected all over the place around here, it's a wonder there are any birds left at all."

It's not a Bird's World, is it?

Good Night, All...Catch you before midnight...Enjoy your week-end. By the way, WHAT IS A "WEEK-END"?

xo

Deb said...

EAGLE ALERT!!!

Deb said...

NOW BOTH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL FLY IN!

Deb said...

Oh, shoot, I tried to get the fly in and lost it.

Deb said...

Back down to one.

glo said...

Wasn't that fly in gorgeous. I got it at least I think I did. Working on it now. Still one beautiful eagle in the nest :)

Red said...

Guess I was sleeping and missed them both. :(

Deb said...

I still have one, Red! Glad you got it, Glo. It was very pretty. I don't suppose our visitors are still at the nest??

Red said...

Guess my cam was hung. I reloaded and now I got one eagle. Thanks

NatureNut said...

WOW, what exciting news--seeing 4 eagles!!

Glad I checked front page before shutting down here!!
Later ;>)

Red said...

I guess I cannot leave my cam on all day and expect it to be correct. I'll start reloading it after an hour or so now.

Deb said...

I left mine on all day today and I think that is why I lost the fly in. I was rewinding to get it and RP shut down on me.

Deb said...

Something sure has our eagles attention, looking all around.

All Gone!

Red said...

Got my weekend fix.

glo said...

Tonights Feed. @nd video will be the Gorgeous Fly in from late afternoon.
NCTC Eagle fix :)

glo said...

that should say 2nd Video...but you get the idea. Takes too long to fix that whole link thing again LOL. I am hungry off to cook

Hedgie said...

Glo, what a great capture! Thanks and you did an inspiring musical annotation, too! Who was doing the most work? Belle?? The nest is really evolving. Hope the winter winds don't mess it up too bad..they'll be doing nestorations every day if it does!!

Hedgie said...

Red, like I told Norma, if your plans happen to change, come on up and join us for the fun weekend!!

Red said...

Thanks Hedgie. I wish I could.

MITS said...

Friday, October 3
Lun Lun’s time away from her cub up to now has mainly been to either eat or eliminate. Now, as the time away increases, her breaks also include sleeping away from her cub. Sometimes she just rolls over leaving the cub nearby. Other times she moves father away and rests just outside of the nest box. Just the other night, Lun Lun spent 40 minutes sleeping on her own while her cub snoozed quietly in the nest box. At this stage in the cub’s development, a wild giant panda mother would also start spending more time away from her cub just as Lun Lun has. A wild mother may have the need to forage further away from the den, and as the cub gets older will spend increasing amounts of time away.

The cub’s weight yesterday was 1202 grams.
Kate Roca
Carnivore Keeper II

glo said...

LOL well Hedgie I am not sure who was doing the most work in yesterdays video capture. Myguess would be Belle but I am not at all for sure.

The nest seems to be a busy place again tonight :)

magpie said...

We have Eagles in our Nest...

magpie said...

Whoa, not sure how long they were there, but first Belle left, and now Liberty just flew out..

magpie said...

GLO - did you see them? Anyone else?

glo said...

Yes Magpie I was watching and eating too LOL

Red said...

Yes, I saw them but Spidey is making it difficult again.

magpie said...

..And I was NOT DREAMIN'...sleepwalking maybe, but not Dreaming...

magpie said...

Okay, Good...got up to use the Ladies Room...and of course had to check the live feed....also checked on Baby Moon....it's out too...

magpie said...

That's definitely one strong Spidey nest, to withstand all the elements....

magpie said...

Wonder how many Spidlets were born this season.....

magpie said...

Well, back to the Panda Snooze for me...this was the first time I saw the Eagles since live feed came back on.
GLO Your videos are great! Thanks for taking care of those of us who missed them earlier.

xoxo

Costume Lady said...

Glo, thanks for the Video. They got a lot of work done...and...Great is Their Faithfulness! Love that song.

glo said...

Glad you found and enjoyed the videos.

I always wonder when its piano who will be actually humming along in their hearts. Yep He has been faithful to our pair and to us!!!

Tonight I am making a Pelican Movie LOL. I found myself just in time for a Pelican Convention at the Marina today. I had brought my camera along just to well ya know start practicing a little for eagles coming in late next month.

Not looking forward to winter so much but always look forward to eagles.

paula eagleholic said...

Wow our cam is still up...is that spidey or his dinner covering up the view?

paula eagleholic said...

What kind of pelicans did you see Glo? White or brown or some other kinds...

glo said...

White ones Paula countless numbers

paula eagleholic said...

Kewl....love pelicans...neat birds.

paula eagleholic said...

I missed the royal pair tonight...have to catch up on my mowing...gotta finish tomorrow, then off to see Mom...

Costume Lady said...

Paula, check out Glo's video of this evening's visit. Nice.

paula eagleholic said...

EEEeeewwww that is spidey on the lens

MITS said...

spidey is pulsating

paula eagleholic said...

This looks like a different spidey...longer than the first one.

Costume Lady said...

Maybe he had a LONG lunch. LOL

Costume Lady said...

Helen, did you have a fun day?

MITS said...

yes, Wanda, I love going there....we saw what we think were eagles over the river....when we got to the Clarion, I got on their puter and you could see a shadow over the nest...a bird with a big beak....must have been one of ours....also looked like a juvie fly by the nest.....I just think these are the local eagles, that live there all year long:)

MITS said...

leftover fish in the BWO nest:)

MITS said...

big FAT racoon at PA

paula eagleholic said...

Sounds like a good day, Mits!

MITS said...

it was, Paula.....BTW, I never have problems with the guard....he didn't even look at my ID:)...my B-I-L was going to ask him where the terrorist parking was......if he had opened his mouth, he would have walked home:)

paula eagleholic said...

Nah, they just need your name...

MITS said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
MITS said...

2 racoons now...nope one ran away

Costume Lady said...

LMBO at Helen's B-I-L...I'd put him in the trunk next time, just in case!

Costume Lady said...

Helen, did you all get to talk to Steve...is he going to be there on the 18th?

MITS said...

:) good idea, Wanda

MITS said...

didn't see him at all, usually if he knows we are there he will come by at lunch....but the place was hopping...think some people were leaving and some were checking in.

Costume Lady said...

That nest looks like something straight out of a horror movie. We need a real strong wind again.

MITS said...

foggy and rainy at the osprey WW nest....and still the one egg

MITS said...

decorated for Halloween:)

MITS said...

the entrance to the Clarion is all done up in mums and pumpkins and gourds...very pretty

paula eagleholic said...

I'm sure Steve will be at the Open House - he's been there the last 2 years...

Floralgirl said...

Trick or Treat..........

MITS said...

don't tell me you are into the Halloween candy already, Megan:)

MITS said...

rocky and rita racoon are back

Floralgirl said...

yup, candy corn ....

MITS said...

Megan, why do they cover your fire hydrants in your town.....I understand why they attach a pole at the top, in case of snow, but the plastic looks like the kind they put around young trees?

Floralgirl said...

We have been wondering that for months... they have been covered for a while, it would appear they are not working...

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Oh Mits that is so funny. My sister in law and her ex-husband are Rocky and Rita.

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

I have to say this Rocky and Rita look much friendlier.

MITS said...

oh dear.....hope there will be no fires???? I thought the pole at the top was so a snow-plow would not hit it as it was cleaning the street

Eagle-Eye's Sissy said...

Oh, did I say that out loud!!

MITS said...

lol...Sissy

MITS said...

I didn't hear you:)...off to watch Numbers...bbl

Floralgirl said...

Yes, the pole is for that purpose, but the bags make no sense.
Now I am humming Rocky racoon...

paula eagleholic said...

I don't know the Rocky Raccoon song...

paula eagleholic said...

Ya'll must have worn poor Jo out...haven't seen her on here at all this evening :)

MITS said...

I don't know where she is:)

MITS said...

she might be getting her notes together......

Floralgirl said...

What?? Rocky Raccoon- it's a Beatles song...
Now somewhere in the black mining hills of Dakota
There lived a young boy named Rocky Raccoon
And one day his woman ran off with another guy
Hit young Rocky in the eye Rocky didn't like that
He said I'm gonna get that boy
So one day he walked into town
Booked himself a room in the local saloon.

Rocky Raccoon checked into his room
Only to find Gideon's bible
Rocky had come equipped with a gun
To shoot off the legs of his rival
His rival it seems had broken his dreams
By stealing the girl of his fancy.
Her name was Magil and she called herself Lil
But everyone knew her as Nancy.
Now she and her man who called himself Dan
Were in the next room at the hoe down
Rocky burst in and grinning a grin
He said Danny boy this is a showdown
But Daniel was hot-he drew first and shot
And Rocky collapsed in the corner.

Now the doctor came in stinking of gin
And proceeded to lie on the table
He said Rocky you met your match
And Rocky said, Doc it's only a scratch
And I'll be better I'll be better doc as soon as I am able.
Now Rocky Raccoon he fell back in his room
Only to find Gideon's bible
A Gideon checked out and he left it no doubt
To help with good Rocky's revival.

MITS said...

I remember that,,,must have been in their wacky weed days:)

Floralgirl said...

yep.. the 60's.

Mema Jo said...

I bet you all thought I was still trying to find my way out of all those back streets in S'town! I even found Princess
Street!
The trip as you have heard from others was very worthwhile and most of all Fun!
Gift Shop at NCTC will be well stocked for eagle trinkets. Menu has been selected and will be published to those attending - we had to trim the menu for the chef to serve close to 40 at the same time with different requests.
I was able to get a Mason's Jar just in case anyone cares to donate to the Ellsworth Family's Medical Expenses.
It was funny that in order to get that jar it seemed like I was going to need to sign my life away - at least show proof of ID - BUT then when I mentioned Megan Webber - Gina at the Good Shop said Oh, Megan! I finally said the right thing at the right time!

Security Guard should have let all of our group in due to emailing Steve our names and him giving them to security. Open House does not (at least last year) check license as you entered nor did you send in names up front.

The room will be more then ample at the Clarion. I told them it could be
less then 40 - said it was ok.

Deb said...

Rocky Racoon

Mema Jo said...

Well I didn't get home until after 4:00
Had to take a Panda Nap
Son came for dinner
Took care of email messages

And now I'm ready to say that this
has been a gooooooood day!

Paula - I am thankful that you mom is
doing better. So glad she likes the food.

paula eagleholic said...

Oh yeah, the Beatles song...

Mema Jo said...

Thank you Deb!

paula eagleholic said...

NIght, all, see ya tomorrow...I'm beat!

Floralgirl said...

Nite Paula- me too, nite all...

Costume Lady said...

Thank you, Megan and Deb...that is the goofiest song I have ever heard!

Mema Jo said...

I Bet I'm Beat the Best!

Good Night Everyone
Pleasant dreams & peaceful sleep
Prayers for everyone's needs being said

((hugs))

Costume Lady said...

I had a customer to call me from Charles Town and ask for directions to the shop. Said they would leave imediately...that was 7pm. They haven't gotten here yet. Do you think it is safe for me to go to bed?

GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE
SLEEP TIGHT
PRAYERS FOR ALL

MITS said...

I think spidey or whatever it is , is dying, breathing looks labored

MITS said...

but, I sure they are more bugs where he came from.....

MITS said...

ah, yes....you may, Wanda

magpie said...

'Night Everyone ! In to work at midnight, get off at 0600 - expect to see some EAGLE ACTION before I hit the sack in the morning.

JO AND THE GANG: Glad you had fun, and JO, and others, thanks again for all your hard work!

xoxo Take Care, Big Prayers xoxo

Hedgie said...

Had my panda nap this evening! Looks like I missed everyone.
Yes, thanks, Jo, for all your hard work. As one who usually does that kind of stuff, I know what all is involved.
Have a peaceful shift, Magpie.
Goodnight to all. Peace and prayers.

movin said...




***GOOD NIGHT***

***EVERYBODY***


I hope you have a great weekend.


jIM

magpie said...

Oh dear, Live Feed is kinda roley-poley....

Costume Lady said...

GOOD MORNING EVERYONE...
Margy, don't think we are going to see our eagles this morning...maybe they need to cut more tree limbs down.lol

Costume Lady said...

Luney is alone and squirming around...what a sweetheart he is.

magpie said...

Hi Wanda!

Luney is doing some fancy wiggling...they seem to be zooming in a little, it's just so dark !

Deer just showed up at Pix PA Woods..

xo

magpie said...

Nice fish in the platform at BWO- and the field looks frosty!

Sunrise at Maine...

magpie said...

Something off-camera squawking in Maine, not an Eagle...

Luney looking brighter...baby is all soft, fuzzy and cuddly looking.

..Got to hit the hay myself now. Hope the live feed settles down.

Good Saturday to Everyone.

xox

wvgal_dana said...

Good Morning Eagle Blog ( :

Very chilly out this morning.

wvgal_dana said...

Lots of crows calling at Maine.

Showing bamboo on panda cam...
where oh where can that baby be
please bring him back to me (us).

glo said...

Good morning . I am on my way to work soon.

Rest for Magpie and Great Day for Dana, Limb cutting for Gene and Wanda LOL.

Warmth of friendship for all.

wvgal_dana said...

Good Morning Glo

Off to work you go. You not as yet missing our eagles because at this point the live feed is cold burrrr.

Oooppps Mom and baby Luney on cam.

wvgal_dana said...

It might need antifreeze instead of water. Just kidding here. Maybe after it warms up outside some it will get better reception.

normabyrd said...

OH!!---DEB!!---That is so COOL!----
LOVE anything the BEATLES sing---or should say sang!

wvgal_dana said...

Norma lady your up and on here early wow Good Morning ( : Oh didn't mean to suggeest you don't get up early. lol Just your on here early ( :

wvgal_dana said...

Norma you aren't on here any earlier than usual. I've been opening and searching cams. Time flew by. It's later than I thought wow times flys. lol

wvgal_dana said...

Lun Lun and baby sleeping

wvgal_dana said...

Fish crow at BWO

normabyrd said...

GOOD MORNING EAGLE BUDDIES!!--- MAGPIE----WANDA---DANA & GLO!!---I know I repeat myself every morning---BUT!!---This morning in WV is to die for---Bright blue skies & SUN so bright--it makes one want to leave no PERSON inside!!---Take your family on a hike or picnic!!--or take a walk alone---IT IS A WONDERFUL DAY TO BE ALIVE!!!-----AREN'T WE EAGLE MOMSTERS TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE SO MANY FRIENDS---& A WHOLE LOTTA 'FEATHERED FRIENDS!!!---CELEBRATE THIS GLORIOUS DAY!!!!

normabyrd said...

Many thanks MAGPIE!---for sending the story about the birds flying into the lights of the school in the dense fog!!---So true---birds are having a hard time surviving!!

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' DANA!----Missed you yesterday morning!---There were only about 3 DONKEYS when I checked yesterday!!!----DON'T FORGET THE WVU - RUTGERS GAME at noon!!!

paula eagleholic said...

Ok, who moved the rabbit ears?

:):)

normabyrd said...

WOW!--WOW!---CHECK OUT BOY CUB!

normabyrd said...

MORNIN' PAULA!!---I answer the phone & now my ATLANTA site is all black & white lines!!---That little IMP was just lying in the straw all alone -- cuddled up!!---

MITS said...

NEW SATURDAY THREAD

Floralgirl said...

There's a new weekend thread

Tuesday

Apologies for my neglect on this site.  I'm thinking that it might be time to conclude this blog, as I started it before the social me...